Romans 11:36 Context. The existence of God and other like truths about God, which can be known by natural reason, are not articles of faith, but are preambles to the articles; for faith presupposes natural knowledge, even as grace presupposes nature and perfection the perfectible. 1:2 Through the divine, experimental knowledge of God and of Christ. 2, a. or who hath been his counsellor? He has already given them, but it’s knowing Him that allows us to partake of His divine nature, to receive all His great and precious promises, and to escape the corruption of this world. (S.T. Ia, q. Those who have learned to know God … 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? Rather, he is praying for a personal, experiential knowledge of God Himself through Jesus Christ, who is the only way to know the Father (John 14:6, 9). What a deal! 2Pe 1:2 Grace and peace. "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:2. 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Knowing the Word is knowing God. It’s through the knowledge of God that we are able to receive all things that pertain to life and godliness. Although the general revelation of God’s knowledge and truth does leave men without an excuse, as the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 1:20 , it is not sufficient to transmit the knowledge of the gospel. John 17:3 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Just as there are people who gain “street knowledge” or “worldly wisdom” by their experiences, so there are those who gain a sage’s wisdom by learning the skills needed to live according to God’s way of life: the fear of God, discernment, prudence, understanding, discretion, equity, etc. These come through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul is not praying for an academic knowledge of theology about God, although that is necessary in the process of knowing God. The usual apostolic benediction. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Proverb 9:10 Jesus Christ did not die simply that we may have knowledge of the Bible. 2) Jesus Christ died that we may know God. Through general revelation, we can learn much about God and his truth from observing the world around us.